Start Weight:(26 Sep 15) 300.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Nov 15) 276.4 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Slow Carb Diet
performance: Steady

I've been trying to lose weight my whole life, it seems. Now I have 2 kids and am at the heaviest I have ever been. I have frequent aches and pains in my back and feet. I have only recently attributed them to my weight. I had my husband take pictures of me as per The 4 Hour Body recommendation, and I was disgusted by what I saw. I had not looked at myself in this way ever. Those pictures are now on my fridge, as a deterrent against bad behavior and so that hopefully I can look back and see how far I have come.
It was those pictures that really woke me up. I have to do something. Chad Fowler is quoted in the book as saying "Stop wishing and start doing." That sentence reached me. Because doing nothing but wallow in self loathing is getting me nowhere. I HAVE to do something.
I have a tentative weight goal of 160 pounds, which is still considered overweight for my height. But I am more interested in feeling comfortable in my own skin. For the first time.

{Update 10.25.15}
I have established a few goals!
Halfway to my goal - 230 lbs - haircut & color
Goal - 160 lbs - Madonna and Child tattoo

Might make some more goals for lesser achievements, but for now getting into a smaller size pant is reward enough.

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I fell like I can't stop eating!
I have never been good at getting motivated from others. Usually I cannot get going until I am ready. You should look inside yourself for your motivation. For instance, my daughter is mine. I want to be healthy for her, but I also want her to be healthy. I can't ensure that by eating crap foods and sitting around all day, because she will in turn learn that from me. Also, once you get over that initial hump and start losing, and getting healthy, that motivates too. I actually get excited for Monday mornings now, because that is the day I weigh in.

DRINK WATER! If you are unable to stop with just one portion, make only one portion. If this is not possible. Serve your portion and put the rest away immediately. Another thing to try would be those individually wrapped snacks. You might be less inclined to get more when you realize you have to open another package.
Try walking at the Mall. It gives you something else to do besides just walking, but you are still getting exercise. And park farther away, because even that little bit helps. As you get more motivated, you will find the energy and drive to do more, like walking at the park, or to the store, maybe even getting to the gym!
Hope this helps..
posted 14 Feb 2013, 10:15
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28 November 2015

I actually maintained, or gained and only lost that since Thursday. Either way, I am pleased because I fully expected to gain after Thanksgiving! I us ...
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27 November 2015

I moved my normal cheat day to yesterday (as opposed to tomorrow) and enjoyed Thanksgiving with my family. I overindulged for sure, and my stomach paid ...
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